Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Historical Image of the Day

Jesse Jackson speaking at the 1984 Democratic National Convention in San Francisco.

Although I have criticized Jackson at times, to me the most poignant moment of last night was seeing him crying after Obama's victory. Although I think he's an opportunist in many ways and has been resistant to a new generation of black leadership, Jackson was a pioneer and his 1984 campaign should be remembered as such.